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Chelsea lost its first game of 2017 to close neighbours, Tottenham, and it was a defeat that sent the chasing pack into jubilation, that Chelsea wouldn’t stroll to the title after all.

Two headed goals resulting from defensive lapses allowed Dele Alli get a brace, in a game that chances were thin and few. On another day, Spurs wouldn’t have won this game, as Thibaut Courtois wasn’t really tested beside those 2 headers that were on target.

In a way, the game was an eye opener that there’s still work to be done, and that the league ends in May and not December. Chelsea have been spectacular in many months of the season, and the loss to Tottenham was just our third loss of the season, and it’s only the fourth time we have dropped points this season.

Already, many pundits and prophets of doom, as well as Chelsea haters have come out in their drones to predict that Chelsea wouldn’t win the title. People have forgotten that Chelsea went on a 13-game winning streak, the kind of streak that happens once in a very long time, in a league as difficult as the Premier League.

The game against Spurs was always going to be difficult, and even our win against Spurs at Stamford Bridge didn’t come easy, but it doesn’t mean the team will lose confidence and break down after the loss.

As Conte has said, the loss to Tottenham is different from the one to Arsenal, and doesn’t need any drastic change or measures. Chelsea are still the best team in the league, and all the team needs to do is keep working hard, and we’d be on another winning run yet again.

This is the Premier League, and there’s a reason why it’s called the best in the world. Chelsea will definitely bounce back, and our fury will be unleashed in the coming games. The loss to Spurs might just give the players a dose of reality, and it’ll propel the Blues to more outstanding performances.

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